Everyone loves fairy lights. They look great, they can be used almost anywhere and with so many colours and styles available there is the perfect fairy light option for all people and occasions. Whether you are after some elegant white fairy lights to brighten up a vase full of flowers, or you are holding a disco themed party for teenagers and want some colourful, flashing rope lights, you will always find the right fairy lights for your needs.
The majority of fairy lights are now available in both a traditional, plug-in version and as cable free battery lights. Some are even available in a USB format. They are used for everything from Christmas and birthday parties to wedding receptions and more, however they can also be used as a fantastic home decoration the whole year round. In almost every instance, battery lights beat plug-in lights as a better, cheaper, safer option to choose. Here are some of the main benefits of choosing battery lights for your fairy lighting needs.
Use Them Anywhere
Unlike traditional fairy lights that need to be plugged into a socket, battery lamps can be used absolutely anywhere, at least above ground. From small strings used to decorate vases and photo frames, to extra long rope lights used for outdoor venues, it is always possible to buy battery versions of the fairy lights that you want if you look for them. You are not limited by needing to hang them up within a certain distance of your nearest plug socket, nor do they only need to be used indoors. You can pop battery lights in trees, on the ceiling, on your roof… the opportunities are endless.
No Unsightly Cables
Not only can battery lamps be used pretty much anywhere, they will also look great no matter where you choose to put them. There are no long, unsightly cables trailing away from them, which also means no trip hazard either. With their vastly improved versatility, their aesthetic attractiveness, and their practicality, using battery lights is win, win, win.
Less Risk of Fire
When plugging in fairy lights or rope lights to a wall socket, there is the danger of the plug overheating if leaving the lights on for long periods of time, and this can cause a fire. You can minimise this risk by using battery lights as these are a single unit that receives no more power than the batteries can give them, eliminating the risk of a potentially dangerous power surge.
Cheaper to Run
Electricity powered lights will, on average, consume more energy than battery lights. Of course, batteries will eventually need changing but by buying rechargeable batteries you ensure that you will not have to keep buying new batteries, and recharging a set of batteries costs much less than powering the lights themselves for the same period of time. Battery lights will therefore save you money in the long run.
As battery lights can be used both inside and outside, manufacturers have generally gone to extra lengths to ensure that these portable fairy lights can withstand varying weather conditions. You will generally find that battery lights are much more durable and long-lasting that traditional plug-in lights.
Overall, I think that the benefits of battery lights are clear when it comes to choosing the correct fairy lights for you needs. However, if you have decided to opt for battery lights there still remains the decision over which ones to choose exactly, with numerous different varieties available. From elegant clear or white lights to multi-coloured versions, you will be able to find absolutely any colour that you desire. You can also choose from bulbs that remain permanently on, flashing lights or ones with a special lighting sequence such as waves. Finally, there are also many different types of battery lights available above and beyond the humble string of lights. You might want to buy thick rope lights which are especially useful for outdoors thanks to the fact that the bulbs themselves are insulated from the elements, or you might want to choose a net or curtain lights to easily decorate walls and create a stunning backdrop for any event.